Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the continent’s growing economies.
14 August 2018
Absa Corporate and Investment Banking looks towards growth possibilities for Africa
We have secured debt financing worth R50 billion for 33 renewable energy projects as part of the South African Department of Energy’s latest bidding round under the renewable energy independent power producer programme (REIPPP).
Absa Group Limited reported an increase in earnings, revenue and dividend for the first half of 2018 today. The group reported its first set of financial results as `Absa Group’ after being renamed on 11 July this year as it separates from the international Barclays PLC group.
Absa Group Limited today reported good progress in positioning to deliver on the new corporate strategy it launched in March 2018. The group, previously known as Barclays Africa Group, reiterated its goal to double its share of banking revenues in Africa to 12%.
31 July 2018
Absa Group continues to lead in education investment on the continent and funds Mandela Centenary Scholars
This year we announced that we will award over 3000 scholarships across 12 countries as part of our continued commitment to education. We will also provide scholarships to 50 of the Mandela 100 Scholars to attend the African Leadership University (ALU) in Rwanda.
Our commitment to youth through education and skills development is part of our social promise to be an active force for good across all communities in which we operate. Education and Skills Development has been a key pillar of our active citizenship.
18 July 2018
Absa opens first new-look branches in South Africa
We are updating our branch set-up in line with the new strategy to be ‘customer obsessed’. The updated look is also more approachable, more dynamic and more vibrant with a wider spectrum of colours.
18 July 2018
Africa’s first live drone light show to mark the relaunch of a digitally led African bank
We partnered with Intel® to host a live drone show which embodies our new purpose of “bringing your possibility to life”. This was to celebrate the renaming of the group, heralding a new era for the bank in our push to become a forward-looking African bank in a digital age.
Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The new strategy prioritises cultural transformation as well as restoring leadership position in the group’s core business areas, and developing pioneering propositions for customers and clients.